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Reality TV Comes To Mobile

February 27, 2007 8:42 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Reality TV is hittingthe mobile channel.GoTV Networks and Zingy have teamed to produce “Primped,” a reality series featuring Vida Guerra, the Cuban-born model and video star featured on the current cover of “Playboy” magazine.

Cingular Video Adds MTV, HBO Mini-Series To Lineup

February 27, 2007 8:42 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Cingular Video—the mobile video service Cingular launched last spring in its UMTS/HSDPA markets—is increasing its content portfolio. The mobile video service now will feature MTV content and will have the first HBO mobisode based on the popular “Entourage” series.

Carrier Content Executive Defections—Part II

February 27, 2007 8:42 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Evidently I hit a nerve when I noted the growing number of departures of key carrier content executives to mobile entertainment firms in the June 30 issue of this e-newsletter. I received notes from some of those former carrier executives (one even promised to tell me the real reason behind his departure—off the record, of course).

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FCC OKs Interim USF Reform

February 27, 2007 8:41 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON-While some FCC commissioners and wireless carriers still long for a more complete overhaul of universal service fund (USF) reform, today the agency adopted some interim modifications that look to smooth the way.

Virgin Mobile USA Offers New Payment Options

February 27, 2007 8:41 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Virgin Mobile USA is launching new payment options in an effort to deliver more choice to its customer base. The MVNO will now allow customers to pay by the minute or by the month, without having to commit to a long-term contract.

Samsung Unveils Ultra-Slim Handsets

February 27, 2007 8:41 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Samsung plans to take on the Motorola RAZR and other slim handset offerings with its line of "Ultra Edition" slim handsets. The handset unveilings came at CommunicAsia 2006, where the company also announced its convergence initiative.

IXI, Navini, WisperTel Secure Funding

February 27, 2007 8:41 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Following in the footsteps of several other wireless players that secured funding this week, IXI Mobile, Navini Networks and WisperTel all announced newly secured financing.

News Briefs for June 21, 2006

February 27, 2007 8:41 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Airborne Entertainment, Blind Ferret Entertainment, Qualcomm, Longcheer Technology, Research and Markets, BlueAnt Wireless, Tricastmedia, One Voice Technologies, Cellular 29 Plus, Lyrix Wireless, Northwest Missouri Cellular, Fujitsu Network Communications, BelAir Networks, Red Bend Software, ViaSat, Enerdyne Technologies and Acacia Research Corporation.

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Intel Invests in WiMAX Venture

February 27, 2007 8:41 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

U.K. telecom provider Pipex Communications is joining forces with Intel Capital to form a joint venture focused on the advancement of WiMAX-based services in the U.K.

Zingy Goes Direct to Consumer

February 27, 2007 8:41 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Zingy unveiled a beta version of its new web storefront, which has been designed to allow the mobile media company to further its direct-to-consumer (D2C) initiative.

News Briefs for April 4, 2006

February 27, 2007 8:41 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Glu Mobile, iFone, Everypoint, Yahoo!, Danger Inc., Rave Wireless, CellStar Corporation, Pod2Mobile, ADC, Aperto Networks, Pulse Mobile, Viper Networks, Verizon Wireless, NTT DoCoMo, Forty Three Kix, Cingular Wireless, JumpTap, Wayfinder Systems, Induslogic, Lambent and 8Bit Games.

MediaFLO Unveils Content Deal

February 27, 2007 8:41 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

MediaFLO is moving full speed ahead. The latest: the Qualcomm subsidiary forged a content deal with Network LIVE.

AOL Furthers Mobile Initiative

February 27, 2007 8:41 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

AOL is advancing its mobile search capabilities with the launch of a new service that automatically adapts Web pages for mobile screens. The company's subsidiary MapQuest also unveiled plans for a new GPS navigation service.

Motorola Creates PCS Vision Phone, Sells Unit

February 27, 2007 8:41 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel unveiled its first Sprint PCS Vision-enabled phone made by Motorola. Separately, Motorola is shedding its automotive electronics business to focus its efforts on the communications sector.

Day 3: CTIA Wireless I.T. in Brief

February 27, 2007 8:40 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

The CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment show may be winding down today in San Francisco, but several companies in the wireless space still used the last day of the event to unveil products, deals and services.

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